Die Revolution frisst ihre Kinder!
Feature Film, AT/BF 2019, Farbe, 75 min., OmeU
Director: Jan-Christoph Gockel
Camera: Eike Zuleeg
Editor: Eike Zuleeg
Additional Credits: Produktionsleitung: Jennifer Weiss
Producers: Iris Laufenberg
Production: Schauspielhaus Graz
The Diagonale’20 was cancelled due to official measures to contain the spread of COVID-19.
The theater director Julia Gräfner travels with her ensemble to Burkina Faso to put on “Danton’s Death.” Jan-Christoph Gockel sets the events for his film shortly before the popular uprising in 2014, which he personally experienced. When the protests swell, Gräfner succumbs to the delusion that as a theater director, she has initiated the political unrest. Satire and reality are nearly indistinguishable in this semi-fictional mockumentary.